Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Best Thing I Heard Today: Frightened Rabbit doing "Swim Until You Can't See Land"
"YOU WILL LIKE US BECAUSE WE ARE PRETTY, AND OUR MELODIES ARE TORN FROM THE SAME HIGHLANDS AS THE PROCLAIMERS." Well, it worked. "DID WE MENTION WE ARE PRETTY?" Yeah, now cut it out. "PRETTYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!"
If Glasvegas have taught us anything, it's that Scottish people can get away with lyrics the rest of us can't. Maybe Scottish music fans don't feel the same way, maybe such an attitude is culturally condescending, but this guy... let's see... SCOTT HUTCHISON delivers his pitiful little lines with some kind of irony. He seems to know that things aren't really as bad as he's making them out to be. It's like when God asks Jonah if he's angry, and Jonah says "Yes; angry enough to die." So our Mr. Hutchison sez this:
"And the rest of me is a version of man
built to collapse into crumbs"
And we know he's just being silly and he'll get over it. Come on dude--are you a man or are you a bag of sand?